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What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

What Are Your Questions on the Supreme Court's Healthcare Decision?

The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory.

What questions remain in your mind regarding the Supreme Court's decision? 

We are working to explore how this affects you. 

Comment below in the Comment Section to share your thoughts.  

Red Cross in 'Emergency Need' for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross says they're at emergency levels in their blood supply.

According to a news release, nationwide they project 50,000 fewer donations in June than they expected.

The Central Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross says there are half as many blood products in inventory as there was this time last year.

They attribute that to unseasonably warm weather letting people start their summer activities earlier, and officials says people aren't taking to time to give blood and platelets.

The Red Cross says all blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B Negative and A negative.

Because of the shortage, the Red Cross is extending hours at donations center and encouraging all eligible donors to take time to give.

To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org.

What's For Dinner?

What's For Dinner?

When my aunt asked me recently “Got any great ideas for quick, easy  meals and snacks and shopping lists to go along with them?”, I have to admit I was a little out of my element. Meal planning and preparation is not one of my favorite things. It is a daily struggle for me.  Put it this way, I feel about meal planning how some people feel about laundry!

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4th Annual Kody Lucas Birthday Blood Drive Set for July

4th Annual Kody Lucas Birthday Blood Drive Set for July

In honor of Kody Lucas, the boy who passed of brain cancer in April of 2012, there will be a 4th annual blood drive in his honor at Rozar Park in Perry.

The goal is to collect 200 units of blood from this year's event. Community members are encouraged to participate. See the above flyer for details.

Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal Among Top Five Least Healthy

Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal Among Top Five Least Healthy

 

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- A Chick-fil-A kids meal is among the five worst fast food kids meals that claim to be healthy, according to a new report released Thursday.

The report, which was commissioned by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, says Chick-fil-A's Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal contains the same amount of cholesterol as a McDonald's Big Mac.

Dogwood Festival Features 5K Run, Walk

Dogwood Festival Features 5K Run, Walk

PERRY, GA.--As part of the Dogwood Festival, there will be a 5K run and walk along with a one mile health walk.

You can download the application to register here.

Ga. House Bill 879: School Staff to Train in Diabetes Care

A bill is making its way through the Georgia House of Representatives that would require all public schools to have at least two personnel trained in diabetes care.

State House Bill 879 was drafted in response to rising percentages of students with Type 2 diabetes.  The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta says around 13 thousand people under 20 are diagnosed nationwide each year.

Under the bill, non-medical staff members would receive basic skills training to help them recognize diabetic emergencies and help administer medications and insulin to students.

On Eyewitness News Mornin' Wednesday, Stephanie Susskind and Randall Savage shared comments from Democratic State Representative James Beverly of Macon on why he supports the legislation.